Tag Archive: Casablanca: Appointment at Dawn

They Also Serve

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A novel is generally considered “historical” when it is set fifty years or more in the past. By that standard any story set before 1966, when the first of the baby boomers left… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: The White Lady

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If readers saw the film version of The English Patient, they may remember that the opening scene showed the main characters in a desert cave marveling at drawings depicting humans and animals painted… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: Sands of the Namib

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As the second of three posts set in Africa, we are traveling to Nambia’s Atlantic coast where an unexpected experience awaits. Leaving Windhoek, Nambia’s capital, we traveled west to Swakopmund, a resort town… Continue reading

The Ohio Firelands

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When I moved back to Ohio after an absence of several decades, I ended up in a part of the state previously unexplored by me, despite having spent the first twenty-two years of… Continue reading

Tunisian Interlude

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    After highlighting Casablanca and El Jadida, Morocco, I had not planned to write about other North African locations, but in light of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet receiving the 2015 Nobel… Continue reading

Moroccan Discovery

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For authors of historical fiction, research is a time consuming, but critical element that lends  authenticity to their work. Some hate it while others are completely absorbed in the wonders of tracking down… Continue reading

Casablanca: Unconditional Surrender and a Strategic Error

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Like so many people, the movie Casablanca is at the top of my favorites list. It is set in 1941 when Morocco was still under the control of the Nazi collaborating Vichy government in… Continue reading